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Tagged: Grasmere

How many Lakes are there in the Lake District?

Date: 24th April 2012

How many Lakes are there in the Lake District?

How many lakes are there in the Lake District? it is actually a trick question. Most people will answer 16 but infact there is only one real lake which is:

Bassenthwaite - 4 miles long, 3/4 mile wide and only 70ft deep. The most northerly of all the lakes and very popular with sailing boats. Also the lake has a very rare breed of fish called Vendace which are only found here and in Derwentwater. Lakeside Lodge is only a stones throw from the lakeshore.

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Grasmere Gingerbread

Date: 5th March 2012

Grasmere Gingerbread

The humble Ginger Nut is an often over looked biscuit living out its days in the bottom of the biscuit barrel, however Grasmere Gingerbread (a cross between a biscuit and a cake) is truly immense! As I sit writing this blog all I can think of is popping downstairs to the kitchen to try another slice....hardly surprising as it is acknowledged by food critics as "the best gingerbread in the world".

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Olympic Flame carried through South Lakeland

Date: 30th December 2011

Olympic Flame carried through South Lakeland

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has announced the route that the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay will take as it passes through the South Lakes on the opening day of the Olympics 21st June 2012.

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Culture In The Lake District - Home Of Wordsworth And Beatrix Potter

Date: 23rd September 2011

Culture In The Lake District - Home Of Wordsworth And Beatrix Potter

The Lake District in Cumbria has always attracted writers and artists. If you are interested in culture in the Lake District, the former homes of some of the writers who lived here are open to visitors. The beautiful landscape with its lakes and hills has inspired many popular poets, artists and writers, including William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter.

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